Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

No Poverty

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

TearFund, Schweiz

1984 Zurich Switzerland G f

Tearfund, UK

1968 Teddington UK G f


1969 Arlington VA USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Japan G

Terre des hommes Foundation

Tdh Foundation 1960 Lausanne Switzerland F f

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Freedom Fund

2013 New York NY USA G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW 1980 Washington DC USA F

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Law and Development Institute

LDI 2009 C jv

The Leprosy Mission International

TLMI 1874 Brentford UK F

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Geneva Switzerland B

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Other Foundation

Saxonwold South Africa F f

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH 2008 Utrecht Netherlands F f

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Glasgow UK G

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G


1991 Dakar Senegal F

Toyota Foundation

1974 Tokyo Japan G f

Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia

TTASSEA 2009 Jakarta Indonesia D


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Christian Council

TCC 2013 Bodegraven Netherlands G

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G

Tratado de Integración Social Centroamericano

1995 T g

Treaty for Integrated International Telecommunications Services and Networks

1988 T g

Treaty on International Service of Railroads, 1848

1848 T g

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 New York NY USA F

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

CEE Trust 2000 Warsaw Poland G

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network

TWOWEEKS 2006 Harrow UK J

UBUNTU Liberation Movement

2005 J

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g

UN Millennium Campaign

2002 New York NY USA F

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY USA F y


1981 Kansas City KS USA G f